• In Memoriam - Bachman Smith '66 and John Wesley Tucker '58



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  • Bachman Shirer Smith III

    Charleston, SC: Bachman Shirer Smith III, a retired mediator and managing partner with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, died Thursday. He was 72.


    Smith was born Oct. 10, 1944, a son of Dr. Bachman S. Smith Jr. and Eunice Green Smith. He graduated from High School of Charleston, The University of South Carolina and its School of Law in Columbia. He practiced law with Brockinton, Brockinton and Smith and was a mediator and managing partner with Sinkler and Boyd PA, which later merged with a Greenville firm to become Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd. In April 2016, the firm opened the Bachman S. Smith III Mediation Center at its downtown Charleston location, in recognition of Smith's longtime and successful legal service to the local community.


    Smith's civic leadership included being president of the Historic Charleston Foundation, York Place (Episcopal Home for Children) and the Rotary Club of Charleston. Smith served as chairman of the City of Charleston Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Charleston Election Commission. He also was on the board of Charleston Day School and Ashley Hall School. 


    Smith is survived by his wife Ann Bell Smith, sons, daughter, grandchildren and brother. The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Church Cathedral in downtown Charleston. Arrangements by Stuhr's Downtown Chapel.


    Dr. John Wesley Tucker Sr.

    Aiken, SC: Dr. John Wesley Tucker Sr., '58, 79, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 surrounded by his family. 


    Dr. Tucker was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and finished dental school at the University of Alabama. He then served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. After serving his country he received his masters in orthodontics from Georgetown University. He settled in Aiken, S.C. in 1967, where he practiced orthodontics until he retired in 2001. He was a past president of the Aiken County Dental Society, the Central District Dental Association, and of the South Carolina Association of orthodontics. He was a lifelong member of the South Carolina Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics. He was a lifelong member of the Gamecock Club and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. -


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